1980 Bernie Taupin – He Who Rides The Tiger

He Who Rides The Tiger was a 1980 solo album from longtime Elton John collaborator Bernie Taupin. The album was released on CD by American Beat Records on March 10, 2009.

Bernard JohnBernieTaupin (born 22 May 1950) is an English lyricist, poet, and singer, best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, writing the lyrics for the majority of the star’s songs, and making his lyrics some of the best known in music history.

In 1967, Taupin answered an advertisement placed in the UK music paper New Musical Express by Liberty Records, a company that was seeking new songwriters. Around the same time, Elton John responded to the same advertisement, and the pair were brought together, collaborating on many projects since.


1  Monkey On My Back (The Last Run) (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:03
2  Born On The Fourth Of July (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:45
3  Venezuela (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:10
4  Approaching Armageddon (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 5:36
5  Lover’s Cross (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:40
6  Blitz Babies (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:30
7  Valley Nights (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:22
8  Love (The Barren Desert) (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 5:31
9  The Whores Of Paris (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 6:21



BassDee Murray
BassDavid Hungate
BassKenny Passarelli
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDennis Tufano
GuitarRichie Zito
GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsJoey Carbone
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionPaul Lani
SaxTom Scott
Background VocalsJohn, Elton
Background VocalsAlan Gorrie
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsNetty Gloud
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsTom Kelly

Liner Notes

Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica

Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Elektra Records